Plastic Surgery and Weight Loss
If you’re hoping that plastic surgery will produce weight loss, you are wrong! What…? Are you kidding me, the title of this blog is plastic surgery and weight loss!!
Plastic surgery is NOT where you START your weight loss program. I CAN, however, help you get started and I can help you STAY on track with your weight loss either before or after your plastic procedure intervention!
I could simply take your money and do your tummy tuck or liposuction or breast reduction/lift and send you on your way only to have you bounce back to have more body contouring procedures. That would be great for my pocket book but it really wouldn’t help you at all.
My goal is to help you sustain a HEALTHIER LIFESTYLE through diet and activity intervention before and after your plastic surgery procedures. That is the ONLY way to keep the shape I give you and for you to keep the weight off!
Here are your FIRST most valuable tips to help you get started:
- Cut back on the Fruit — you’re pounding tons of fruit because everyone says it’s so healthy and this will help you lose weight. Many food and nutrition guides are now just starting to get the word out that most of the fruits you love are too high in fruit sugar content. Sugar is sugar. Berries are lower in sugar and of course more tart and most people don’t choose the strawberries, raspberries, blackberries and blueberries as their fruit of choice. You go straight for the watermelon, bananas, cantaloupe, and honeydew, etc. These fruit are very high in sugar content and will only stay your hunger for a short few hours and send you craving and starving for more food when your sugar levels plummet and your insulin is still scavenging through your body looking for more sugar. THIS ALSO APPLIES TO THE FRUIT/PROTEIN SMOOTHIES which tend to be too high in sugar.
- Cut back on the Carbohydrates — cut WAY back on all breads, pasta, cereal, oatmeal, and rice. It doesn’t mean you can’t have any, it means you shouldn’t have it with every meal or with every dinner. The portions also should be measured and STEP AWAY FROM THE TABLE when you are done eating. Do NOT get seconds.
- Increase your protein — protein in the form of fish, meat, and chicken/turkey. You may think that being a vegetarian is healthier and will reduce your fat and caloric intake but actually you may indeed be consuming not only more calories in your rice and grains but the wrong kind of calories in the form of carbohydrates. You need more protein. Protein will stay your hunger longer and level out your insulin levels and hence your blood sugar. This will help minimize the up and down cravings you may be currently suffering. This may also help your constant hunger you tend to feel when you try to “diet.”
- Snack on nuts and beef/turkey jerky—if you are a grazer and feel the need to crunch and eat between meals or if you don’t have time for a meal, choose nuts and the dried meat jerkys of your choice. This is also a good way to stay away from sweets or protein bars/snack bars, which tend to be high in carbohydrates.
More to come in next blog….On How to Stay Motivated on Your Weight Loss Journey…